British lawmakers halt key Brexit, force Boris Johnson to seek delay

CLOSE Brexit may cause a smoldering conflict to flare up especially if there are renewed customs and passport controls along the now-invisible border between EU member Ireland and the U.K.’s Northern Ireland after Britain leaves the European Union. (Oct. 16) AP, AP LONDON – In a surprise move, opposition and rebel British lawmakers voted Saturday to postpone an important Brexit vote, legally forcing …

AT&T Partners With Rival Verizon On Web Portal Business

Telecom and media giant AT&T will partner with rival telecom and media giant Verizon to run parts of its consumer-facing web portal att.net after ending its contract with the small Buffalo tech firm Synacor, BuzzFeed News has learned. This means Verizon, which already provides AT&T’s email service (@att.net) through Yahoo, will now also run att.net. The portal — which features …

Mark Hurd, Oracle co-CEO, dies at 62, company confirms

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd dies at 62 Mark Hurd, the co-chief executive of tech giant Oracle, died one month after taking a leave of absence from the company. He was 62. Post to Facebook Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. …

Juul’s Competitors Won’t Quit Selling Flavored Vapes

WASHINGTON — Juul’s competitors are blaming the company for the trouble their industry faces, and say they won’t stop selling flavored nicotine pods, despite the e-cigarette market leader stopping such sales. On Thursday, Juul’s CEO, K.C. Crosthwaite, announced the suspension of sales of mango, creme, fruit, and cucumber flavors (but not mint and menthol flavors also threatened by the Donald …

Over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac pulled in US, Canada

Drugmaker Sanofi is recalling its over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac in the U.S. and Canada because of possible contamination. The French company Friday joined other drugmakers that have recently recalled their versions of the popular heartburn and ulcer drug. In September, the Food and Drug Administration said a potentially cancer-causing chemical had been detected at low levels in prescription and over-the-counter …

The Life of Cameron Douglas, From Privilege to Prison and Back

She read parts of an earlier manuscript but did not know “the ultimate outcome” of the book, she said. “Why, should I be worried?” Even after being told that “Long Way Home” discussed intimate details of her marriage to Michael Douglas and its dissolution, Diandra Douglas expressed confidence that Cameron would strike the right tone. “As a human being, placing …

High Schools to TikTok: We’re Catching Feelings

“On other media you’re hiding your flaws,” Mr. Callahan said. “Here you’re showing them off.” Aaron Eddy, 17, a senior at Whitesboro High School in Marcy, N.Y., said that it’s the authenticity part that he thinks makes the app so compelling. He said he likes how he can be “crazy” on it without judgment. Morgan Townsend, a 17-year-old senior at …

Nestor heads into Georgia after tornados damage Florida

Nestor rushed into Georgia on Saturday as a post-tropical cyclone after the former tropical storm spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central Florida but spared an area of the Florida Panhandle devastated one year ago by Hurricane Michael. The storm made landfall on St. Vincent Island, a nature preserve just off Florida’s northern Gulf Coast in …

Keith Haring Mural Cut Out of New York Stairwell Heads to Auction

For a time, a crucifix hung on the wall of the Grace House lobby. Then, in the early 1980s, something else took its place: the stark black outline of a crawling infant, in thick strokes of paint beaming outward. In the decades at Grace House, a Catholic youth center on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the image was a tag: Keith …